Aaron Jarvis commits to UNLV, dreams of playing professionally

Cayman Islands national team golfer, Aaron Jarvis, has accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas (UNLV) starting in the fall of 2021.

“Because of my play this summer, I have gotten a lot of offers and interest even from the bigger schools in Florida, but I have committed to UNLV in Vegas. I know they have an amazing programme there and the players that have [gone] through the programme and have gone on to the Tour. They gave me an amazing scholarship and offer, so I committed to them yesterday,” Jarvis told Cayman Sports Buzz in an interview on Sunday, 16 August.

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s golf team is a top-20 program among NCAA Division I schools.

The 17-year-old, who won the boys overall title at the 2020 South Florida PGA Junior Open at The Naples Beach Resort & Golf Club in July stated that

“This summer has been great,” said Jarvis, who trains at the Ledbetter Golf Academy in Orlando. “My game has gone to another level and is going to keep on going up.”

Aaron Jarvis (right) contemplates a shot, as his older brother, Andrew, supported him as his caddie at the 2019 Latin America Amateur Championships.

He said his ambition is to one day play professionally on the PGA Tour. “The goal has always been to play on the PGA Tour, to play with the best in the world and to give myself opportunities to be successful. By going to UNLV, they have the facilities and the coaches [that] gives me the best opportunity to do that.”

Jarvis has represented the Cayman Islands at several Caribbean Junior and Senior Amateur Golf Championships over the years, and was part of the team that won the title men’s title when the senior championships were played at North Sound Golf Club in Grand Cayman in 2018. He has also won the individual title at the Caribbean junior championships.

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